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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

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Feb 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – With just two days until funding runs out for the Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today warned of the financial hit to Oregon families and the local economy. According to DHS, there are 1,888 full-time DHS employees in the state of Oregon.

*1,111 are active duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard

Feb 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today pressed the United States Coast Guard on its decision to close the air facility in Newport, Oregon.

Feb 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced legislation to reform our hardrock mining laws that date back to 1872. The bill would finally force corporations to 1) pay royalties for minerals extracted from public lands and 2) contribute to a fund for cleanup costs.

Feb 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after Governor John Kitzhaber announced his resignation.

“This is a tough day for Oregon. John has been a tireless servant for our state, but I believe he made a decision that puts the needs of Oregonians first. Now we move on.”

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Feb 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), U.S.